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Can you build a contingency into a body corporate budget?29 May

Budgeting for expenditure (particularly over the long term) is more an art than a science, but every body corporate must have budgets for their administration and sinking funds.

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Non-compliance with industrial laws just got 15% more expensive25 May

The value of the Federal Penalty Unit is set to increase by approximately 15% from 1 July 2017.

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Budget incentives to encourage downsizing – do they go far enough?18 May

In last week’s budget, the Government announced measures aimed to encourage older Australians to downsize. The Government has stated the intention of the incentive is to help free up property supply for younger families (which we suspect is to try and ease pressure on housing prices).

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Is it possible to terminate a management rights agreement?15 May

The body corporate lost again. All bodies corporate regulated by the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 in Queensland have a statutory obligation to act reasonably. This is imposed by section 94.

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Hynes Legal listed in Best Lawyers List for 2017/1807 Apr

Hynes Legal is proud to announce that three of the firm’s team members have, once again, featured in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2017/18.

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WA Coroner makes recommendations regarding home care09 Mar

The WA Coroner has released a report following an inquest into the death of care of a home care recipient.

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Can a Queensland body corporate stop Airbnb?02 Mar

The San Francisco based home sharing juggernaut just keeps growing. It is affecting accommodation supply worldwide, but also in our little part of the planet.

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FWC Penalty Rate Decision – Limited Impact for Aged Care Providers 23 Feb

In a landmark decision the Fair Work Commission today ruled that existing Sunday penalty rates in Hospitality and Retail Awards no longer achieve modern award objectives and do not provide a fair and relevant safety net.

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Mandatory Data Breach Reporting22 Feb

On Monday 13 February 2017, the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the Bill) was passed by both houses and is now awaiting Royal Assent.

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Proposed BCCM Act review recommendations announced12 Feb

Hot on the heels of the lot entitlement review recommendations, we now have the recommendations paper in response to another of the BCCMA option papers.

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